The Bachelor Creator "Hates Women" and is "Piece of S--t," Kaitlyn Bristowe Claims

by at .  Updated at .

Kaitlyn Bristowe does not appear to know any The Bachelor spoilers about the upcoming season of this ABC franchise.

But the former reality star does want to spoil your view of series creator Mike Fleiss. 

For good and with authority, we should add.


During an interview with comedian Nikki Glaser on the latest episode of Talkhouse Podcast, the Season 11 Bachelorette lead took aim at the Fleiss when the topic of Dancing with the Stars was brought up.

She held nothing back, either.

“They won’t let me [go on the show], ever,” Bristowe alleged on this podast, adding in more specific and cruel detail:

“I’ll tell you exactly why I can’t go on Dancing with the Stars. Anybody that listens to this podcast knows why I cannot go on Dancing with the Stars.

"And it’s because, and I will say this with a mic in my hand and a smile on face, that Mike Fleiss is a piece of sh-t. He is the creator of The Bachelor, and he hates women.”

Kaitlyn Bristowe on a Red Carpet

This isn't the first time Bristowe has made such a powerful claim.

Bristowe has long insisted that Fleiss denied her the opportunity from joining the hit ABC dance competition series when she was approached after her season of The Bachelorette in 2015.

This, despite the fact that Kaitlyn worked as a professional dancer before appearing on reality televison.

“Actually I was offered it, had the contract & Mike Fliess [sic] told me I wasn’t allowed,” Bristwoe tweeted in 2017 after Nick Viall (who placed second on her season) was cast on season 24 of DWTS, adding back then:

“He said he didn’t want people wanting fame after his show.”

bristowe tweet

At the time, two-plus years ago, Fleiss actually responded to Bristowe, writing:

“@kaitlynbristowe has my total support if she wants to appear on DWTS!!! Thanks I’ll get right on that opportunity 2 yrs ago."

Bristowe then fired back: “I wonder what changed your mind?”

So, as you can see, this feud isn't new or anything.

Kaitlyn has simply upped the ante this week with her extraordinarily harsh comments about the executive producer.

Mike Fleiss Photograph

For the record:

A total of four Bachelors have competed on Dancing with the Stars: Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe, Chris Soules and Viall.

The only Bachelorettes to have competed are Trista Sutter during the show’s very first season in 2005 and Hannah Brown, who is currently competing on season 28. 

And Bristowe obviously doesn't blame the aforementioned women for their appearance on the program, telling Entertainment Tonight previously that she was totally psyched for Hannah.

“I’ve spoken out in the past about how Bachelorettes haven’t gotten the same love as Bachelors when it comes to the chance to complete in the ballroom,” she said after Brown's casting, adding:

“The fact that it’s finally happening again for a female franchise lead is long overdue. I will be watching, glass of wine in hand, and cheering her on.”

Kaitlyn Bristowe in 2017

On Talkhouse Podcast, Bristowe alleged:

“So [Fleiss] lets all the Bachelors go on and the only reason he let Hannah go on this season of Dancing with the Stars is because — well, I hope I had something to do with it, that I said something — but because he’s in hot water because there’s some sh-t that came out on him abusing his wife.

"So he’s like, ‘Look at me, I love women.’ As long as he’s in power with ABC, I will never get on that show.”

What Bristowe is referring to here is the allegation that Fleiss assaulted his pregnant wife this summer.

He has not yet responded to Bristowe's latest insults.

Show Comments
Tags: ,

The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]